Divya Sood, OTD, OTR/L; DeLawnia Comer-HaGans, PhD; Dirk Anderson, OTS; Diana Basmajian, OTS; Ahley Bohlen, OTS; Michelle Grome, OTS; Irada Imanova, OTS; Kimberly Martin, OTS
Background: This study explores the concept of health and well-being as perceived by teachers and parents of preschool-aged children in the specific context of a child day care facility. The study also identifies the barriers parents and teachers encounter and the supports they require in promoting the health and well-being of preschool-aged children.
Method: A qualitative phenomenological research design combined with a projective technique of Photovoice was used for data collection. A total of eight participants, four teachers and four parents of preschool-aged children from a child day care facility, participated in the study.
Results: Several themes were identified related to barriers that parents and teachers face and the supports they require in promoting the health and well-being of preschool-aged children.
Conclusions: This study discusses a potential role for occupational therapy practitioners in collaborating with administrators and teachers and parents of preschool-aged children to develop a program to promote the health and well-being of preschool-aged children.
Sood, D., Comer-Hagans, D., Anderson, D., Basmajian, D., Bohlen, A., Grome, M., Imanova, I., & Martin, K. (2018). Discovering Perspectives on Health and Well-Being from Parents and Teachers of Preschool- Aged Children. The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.15453/2168-6408.1365